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ISSN : 1226-3206(Print)
Studies in Modern Grammar Vol.102 pp.293-312
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.14342/smog.2019.102.293

The Relationship between Self- Confidence in English and Assessment of Their Native Speaker Teachers among Elementary School Children

Youngcheol Kim,Jaewoo Shim
*이 논문은 2018년도 전북대학교 연구기반 조성비 지원에 의하여 연구되었음(교신저자 심재우).
** 김영철(제1저자, 공주교대 교수); 심재우(교신저자, 전북대 교수)

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between elementary school students’ self-confidence in English as a foreign language and their assessment of English teaching taught by native speaker English teachers. A total of 126 elementary school students were asked on a 5-point Likert scale instrument to assess their native English teachers in terms of their teaching ability, provision of opportunity to use English, classroom management, and language assessment ability. In addition, the subjects were asked to rate how much they were confident with their English. All of the responses were submitted to the SPSS 22 version for statistical analyses. Firstly, the subjects were divided into 3 groups based on how much they felt confident with their English. Secondly, a MANOVA was run to investigate any group differences in how they perceive their native speaker teachers’ teaching ability, provision of opportunity, and language assessment ability. The results indicated that language confidence was indeed an important variable not only in subjects’ learning English but also how they perceived their English learning experience as a whole. Pedagogical implications for improving elementary school children were also discussed.

초등학생들의 영어 자신감 정도와 원어민 영어수업 평가와의 관계성 연구

김영철,심재우**
*이 논문은 2018년도 전북대학교 연구기반 조성비 지원에 의하여 연구되었음(교신저자 심재우).
** 김영철(제1저자, 공주교대 교수); 심재우(교신저자, 전북대 교수)

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